Kybella (deoxychloic acid) injection

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fullness), also called “double chin.” The active ingredient in Kybella® is dexoycholic acid which is a nauturally occurring molecule that helps break down fat in the body. Fat cells are broken down each time Kybella® is injected into the treatment area beneath the chin. Over time, those cells are cleared away through the natural processes of your body and you are left with a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. 

It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.

How long does it last?

Once the fat cells are destroyed the result is permanent.

How many treatments do I need?

Seeing results in everyone is different. Depending on how much submental fullness a patient may have depends on the number of treatments. Generally, it is 2-4 sessions 4 weeks apart.

What are the contraindications for treatment?

Prior to injection, your provider will need to know if you are planning or have had surgery on your face, neck or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck or chin; have had any medical conditions in our near the neck area; have had trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if Kybella® will harm an unborn baby or pass through breast milk.

What should I expect post treatment?

You may experience swelling, redness, numbness, pain and areas of hardness. These possible side effects are temporary.

Female African American patient comparison photos from before, during, and after treatment

Caucasian male patient comparison photos from before, during, and after treatment